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  • Santee Cooper to Close Conway (SC) Plant

    10/20/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT · by hcmama · 22 replies
    The Sun News ^ | October 20, 2012 | Steve Jones
    CONWAY -- The board of directors of Santee Cooper decided Friday that the company will not reopen its Grainger generating plant in Conway. The plant was one of two directors decided to permanently close because of the cost the company would face to make them compliant with the Environmental Protection Agency’s new Mercury and Air Toxins Standard for air emissions. The other facility slated to close was the Jefferies coal and oil generating units in Moncks Corner. That plant’s hydroelectric generating station will continue to operate. Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/10/19/3123526/santee-cooper-to-close-conway.html#storylink=cpy
  • Alex 'Butcher' Salmond has destroyed Scotland [windfarms]

    10/20/2012 6:28:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 20, 2012 | James Delingpole
    Today is the Scottish National Party conference in Perth. At some stage, SNP leader Alex Salmond will no doubt be crowing, as he is wont to do, about his success in transforming Scotland into the "Saudi Arabia of renewables". This is inaccurate. What he has actually done is transform Scotland into the Saudi Arabia of tourism, which is to say he has turned a once-beautiful country into a vast, inhospitable desert which no one in their right mind would want to visit. Scotland's landscape was, until recently, one of the great glories of our national heritage. What made it so...
  • The French Great Socialist Revolution Will Be Homework-Free, And Very, Very Cold

    10/19/2012 9:09:17 AM PDT · by Snuph · 9 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 10/19/2012 | Tyler Durden
    Whereas some may have welcomed the latest development in the Great French Socialist Revolution chronicles, primarily those 8-16 year olds who would directly benefit from president Francois Hollande's attempt to capture the vote of those still ineligible to actually vote, by promising to do away with homework (because it encourages "inequality" as homework apparently "favors the wealthy"), everyone else saw right through it for the sad attempt at populism it was. Luckily, the impact of this idiotic policy, if it were to actually pass, would not be visible for at least a decade at which point French society would be...
  • Greece Is Not Poor - It Actually Has Massive Uptapped Reserves Of Gold, Oil And Natural Gas

    10/19/2012 7:17:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 10/19/2012 | Michael Snyder
    Tweet It turns out that the poster child for the European debt crisis is not actually poor at all. In fact, the truth is that the nation of Greece is sitting on absolutely massive untapped reserves of gold, oil and natural gas. If the Greeks were to fully exploit the natural resources that are literally right under their feet, they would no longer have any debt problems. Fortunately, this recent economic crisis has spurred them to action and it is now being projected that Greece will be the number one gold producer in Europe by 2016. In addition, Greece...
  • Obama's Economic Spin: A New Pony or Manure?

    10/19/2012 4:49:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    It was arguably Ronald Reagan's favorite joke. In one version, two kids -- one an optimist, the other a pessimist -- rush downstairs on Christmas morning. The pessimistic kid gets a new bike and weeps that he'll probably break it soon. The optimistic kid is presented with an enormous pile of manure and squeals with delight: "There's got to be a pony in here somewhere!" In fact, the joke took on a life of its own in the Reagan White House. Whenever bad news came in, someone would remark, "There's got to be a pony in there somewhere." Barack Obama,...
  • Three Ways Obama Hides His War on Affordable Energy

    10/18/2012 1:30:24 PM PDT · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-10-17 | Christopher Prandoni
    During Tuesday’s presidential debate, President Obama dedicated a substantial amount of time arguing that he, in fact, is a huge advocate of traditional energy – coal, natural gas, and oil. In reality, during the past four years Americans have watched gasoline prices double, the Keystone Pipeline needlessly killed, and the phasing out of coal-fired electricity. While these industries employ millions of Americans, the implications of Obama’s policies affect every American energy consumer. With fewer offshore lease sales, Obama’s has all but assured higher prices at the pump. With less coal being converted into power, Obama has all but assured higher...
  • Obama Washington Wink-Winking like crazy at EPA

    10/19/2012 12:19:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 19, 2012 | Mark Tapscott, Executive Editor
    President Obama is among the slickest practitioners ever of the Washington Wink-Wink -- what professional politicians in both parties do when they say one thing while planning to do something else entirely. There was, for example, Obama's 2008 campaign promise to "cut the federal deficit in half." And that "net federal spending cut" he would achieve by the end of his first term? Anybody think he didn't know then that his first term would explode the deficit and spending to historic highs? Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., the ranking minority member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, sees more...
  • British Engineers Produce Amazing 'Petrol From Air' Technology

    10/18/2012 8:36:34 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | October 18, 2012 | Andrew Hough
    British Engineers Produce Amazing 'Petrol From Air' Technology Revolutionary new technology that produces “petrol from air” is being produced by a British firm, it emerged tonight. Andrew Hough 18 Oct 2012 A small company in the north of England has developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity. Experts tonight hailed the astonishing breakthrough as a potential “game-changer” in the battle against climate change and a saviour for the world’s energy crisis. The technology, presented to a London engineering conference this week, removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The “petrol from air” technology involves...
  • Er, no, Obama didn’t win the debate last night

    10/18/2012 8:46:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 pm on October 17, 2012 | J.E. Dyer
    We’ve reached a watershed here, where we either live in our own heads affirming reality, regardless of spurious inputs from demagoguery or sentiment, or we give up on reality and let demagoguery and sentiment take over at the decision table.  Did the president pull off a performance last night, in terms of sounding passionate and full of conviction?  To some extent, yes.  Does that mean he won the debate, or even achieved a draw with Romney?  No. The mainstream media immediately launched a volley of positive soundbites about the president’s performance, but frankly, they were going to do that anyway. ...
  • Ethanol exports rise as U.S. hits blend wall

    10/18/2012 12:10:19 PM PDT · by thackney · 9 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | October 18, 2012 | Simone Sebastian
    Ethanol consumption in the United States stagnated last year at about 12.9 billion gallons, making up about 9.6 percent of the fuel at U.S. gas pumps, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile exports have been on the rise, nearly tripling to 1.2 billion gallons from 2010 to 2011. The domestic ethanol market has been nearing the 10 percent blend wall, which was the maximum amount of ethanol approved for use in cars and light trucks. In a controversial move earlier this year, the EPA approved a 15 percent blend of ethanol in gasoline in vehicles...
  • Lies, Damned Lies, And Obama's Phony Energy Statistics

    10/18/2012 10:02:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    Energy Policy: Leases and production are down on federal lands, the EPA is waging war on coal, and as for building enough pipelines to encircle the earth, we'd settle for just one from Canada to the Gulf. When President Obama, in responding Tuesday to Mitt Romney's chiding about failing to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, claimed that his administration has added enough new oil and gas pipelines to "encircle the Earth and then some," we felt a perfect response from Romney would have been, "You didn't build that." In fact, energy companies have built some 55,000 miles of pipeline, including...
  • Lies, Damned Lies, And Obama's Energy Statistics

    10/17/2012 4:17:16 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 17, 2012
    Energy Policy: Leases and production are down on federal lands, the EPA is waging war on coal, and as for building enough pipelines to encircle the earth, we'd settle for just one from Canada to the Gulf. When President Obama, in responding Tuesday to Mitt Romney's chiding about failing to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, claimed that his administration has added enough new oil and gas pipelines to "encircle the Earth and then some," we felt a perfect response from Romney would have been, "You didn't build that." In fact, energy companies have built some 55,000 miles of pipeline, including...
  • An Update on West Coast Gasoline Markets

    10/17/2012 1:49:05 PM PDT · by thackney · 6 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | Oct 17, 2012 | Energy Information Administration
    On Monday, October 8, the average retail price of regular gasoline in California reached $4.66 per gallon, driving the West Coast average price to $4.41 per gallon, the highest weekly price since the summer of 2008. The sharp price increase came after a combination of refinery and logistical problems stressed a market that had been operating with persistently low inventories throughout much of 2012. The higher prices last week were limited geographically to California, and wholesale prices have already declined sharply following a waiver from the Governor of California that allowed an early switch to winter-grade fuel and as disrupted...
  • DANISH WIND TURBINE COMPANY THAT RECEIVED OVER $50 MILLION IN STIMULUS LAYS OFF 800 WORKERS

    10/13/2012 11:03:50 AM PDT · by Snuph · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Oct 2012 | Tony Lee
    A Danish wind turbine company whose subsidiaries received over $50 million in U.S. stimulus dollars announced on Friday it has cut more than 800 jobs in the United States and Canada this year and may be forced to lay off another 800 employees in North America. This is yet another green energy company that received wasteful stimulus funds and does not even have anything to show for it. According to Reuters, Vestas, the wind turbine maker, saw its order intake go down by 24 percent during the first half of the year.
  • Gas Prices Doubled, Obama Locks Up Alaska's National Petroleum Reserve

    10/17/2012 11:07:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Energy Policy: As the administration fast-tracks solar projects on public lands, it has locked up more than half of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, preferring to continue outsourcing energy jobs and dollars. The price of gasoline, which was $1.84 a gallon the day President Obama took office, has more than doubled since, willfully aided and abetted by an administration that claims we can't drill our way to energy independence as we ignore vast reserves of North American energy that dwarf OPEC's and we sit on 100 years' supply of petroleum. Few Americans have heard of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska...
  • Video: Luntz focus group unloads on Obama after debate

    10/17/2012 8:20:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 60 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 am on October 17, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In my estimation, last night’s debate was a draw. Both men did what they needed to do for the debate, but neither had enough of a breakout performance to make much of a difference in the race. I’d expect to see very little impact to the Mitt-mentum that developed after the first debate, for reasons which I’ll address in a moment.That wasn’t the conclusion reached by Frank Luntz’ focus group of former Barack Obama voters, and now undecideds, in Nevada. That panel overwhelmingly chose Mitt Romney as the winner, with observations about Romney’s presidential mien and Obama’s defensiveness and lack...
  • Post debate Obama lies will haunt him

    10/17/2012 6:34:17 AM PDT · by shoedog · 7 replies
    Debate | 10/17/2013 | Self
    The debate itself was probably a draw , mainly because Crowley killed the Libya momentum. However Obama is the one who left the lines out there that will keep giving Romney talking points. The gas price logic may be the stupidest line ever. Romney did still miss the op last night but can go back to it now, why was Rice sent out to lie to the American people. Energy, lower wages foe women in White House , Etc. As Cousin Eddy said in Christmas Vacation about the Jelly of the month club, "the gift that keeps giving all year...
  • Gas Prices Doubled, Obama Locks Up National Reserve

    10/16/2012 4:11:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 16, 2016
    Energy Policy: As the administration fast-tracks solar projects on public lands, it has locked up more than half of the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska, preferring to continue outsourcing energy jobs and dollars. The price of gasoline, which was $1.84 a gallon the day President Obama took office, has more than doubled since, willfully aided and abetted by an administration that claims we can't drill our way to energy independence as we ignore vast reserves of North American energy that dwarf OPEC's and we sit on 100 years' supply of petroleum. Few Americans have heard of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska...
  • Battery builder A123 Systems that won $249 million federal grant files for bankruptcy

    10/16/2012 3:34:52 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/16/2012 | Yahoo News
    No company has embodied Washington's hope for an American-built electric vehicle business like A123 Systems. The Massachusetts-based company was supposed to become the leading home-grown supplier of lithium-ion batteries for automakers in the United States and around the world -- fueled in part by a $249 million grant from the Obama administration. Today, A123 Systems filed for bankruptcy, saying much of its assets would be sold after losing $857 million over the past several years. Here's why it failed. That photo above comes from an April 2010 speech in the Rose Garden of the White House, where President Barack Obama...
  • Pickens: How will Barack Obama and Mitt Romney get us off foreign oil?

    10/16/2012 10:43:26 AM PDT · by shove_it · 13 replies
    Newsday ^ | 14 Oct 2012 | T. BOONE PICKENS
    ...For 44 years we have been promised energy independence. During that time we've transitioned from being the world's energy superpower to the world's energy police. Seventeen million barrels of oil flow through the Strait of Hormuz every day. The United States gets only 2 million-plus of that. With the U.S. Navy's presence there, we shoulder 100 percent of the cost for 13 percent of the oil. We have the cheapest energy in the world. We should produce more of our own abundant resources and rebuild our economy on the back of that energy. Advances in horizontal drilling and hydrofracking leave...